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Table 2 Diagnoses where GPs issued delayed prescription, compared to a reference material of antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections

From: Use and feasibility of delayed prescribing for respiratory tract infections: A questionnaire survey

       Reference (Vestfold study)
Diagnose group Diagnose ICPC-2 code n % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Upper respiratory tract symptoms and infections   60 19,7 (15,3-24,2) 21,3 (20,0-22,6)
  Cough r05 6     
  Sinus symptom/complaint r09 7     
  Throat symptom/complaint r21 4     
  Upper respiratory infection acute r74 43     
Lower respiratory tract infections   41 13,5 (9,7-17,3) 28,5 (27,1-29,9)
  Acute bronchitis/bronchiolitis r78 36     
  Pneumonia r81 4     
  COPD r95 1     
Ear infections   65 21,4 (16,8-26,0) 9,1 (8,2-10,0)
  Ear pain/earache h01 1     
  Ear discharge h04 1     
  Ear symptom/complaint other h29 1     
  Acute otitis media/myringitis h71 62     
Sinusitis   101 33,2 (27,9-38,5) 14,6 (13,5-15,7)
  Sinusitis acute/chronic r75 101     
Acute tonsillitis   24 7,9 (4,9-10,9) 16,8 (15,7-18,0)
  Strep throat r72 5     
  Tonsillitis acute r76 19     
Other respiratory diagnoses   13 4,3 (2,0-6,6) 9,7 (8,8-10,6)
  Laryngitis/tracheitis acute r77 4     
  Influenza r80 7     
  Respiratory infection other r83 2